Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
BSW 6731 38
Programme Aims and Features

This programme provides training that leads to a professionally recognised qualification in social-work practice. The curriculum covers areas including social welfare and social policy, specialised social-work theory and practice, human behaviour and the social environment, research, law, sociology and psychology. Students are required to complete social-work practice laboratory courses, advanced courses using problem-based learning, and two fieldwork placements in local or overseas agencies under professional supervision.

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited as a recognised social work qualification by the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Social Workers, a requirement to pursue a career in social work.mation.

Career Prospects

BSW graduates are qualified to register as Registered Social Workers with the Social Workers Registration Board and can take on professional social-work posts in the Social Welfare Department or NGOs in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Graduates are also competent to work in human services, public relations, the police and education. Graduates can also start their career as an Assistant Social Work Officer (ASWO) at the Social Welfare Department.

Contacts for Further Information
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Social Work & Social Administration
Tel 3917 2094
Email bsw@socwork.hku.hk
Website http://socialwork.hku.hk

 

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